Archive for August, 2014

Hello Kitty not a cat, has never been: Company says Hello Kitty is a cheerful and happy little girl

Hello Kitty is not a cat, the company behind Japan's global icon of cute insisted Thursday, despite an uproar from Internet users who spluttered: "But she's got whiskers!" The moon-faced creation that adorns everything from pencil cases to pyjamas the world over is, in fact, human. "Hello Kitty is a cheerful and happy little girl with a heart of gold," brand owner Sanrio says on its website. The... | Read More

Memorial to Nazis’ disabled victims to open near Berlin’s central Tiergarten park

Benjamin Traub, a sad-eyed German boy born in 1914, was considered a bright child by his parents and called gifted by his teachers. But a schizophrenia diagnosis at the age of 16 put him on a path that would end in a Nazi gas chamber, where he became one of up to 300,000 ill and disabled people, including children, who were murdered under Adolf Hitler. Those victims will be honoured with a new... | Read More

Top AJBlog Posts For 08.3.14

Zaha Hadid and the Conscience of Architects AJBlog: CultureGrrl | Published 2014-08-28

How should we rank the cultural/creative scenes of cities?AJBlog: For What it’s Worth | Published 2014-08-28Labor Day #1: Struttin’AJBlog: RiffTides | Published 2014-08-31... | Read More

Exhibition of Indian paintings from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century on view at the Fralin Museum of Art

An exhibition showcases most of the Fralin Museum of Art’s masterpieces of Indian painting with selected loans from collectors with links to the University. The Fralin collection of Indian works of art has been developed, in part, as a teaching tool to be used within the Museum’s academic setting. Originally included in manuscripts and albums, the miniature paintings at The Fralin... | Read More

Belgian startup develops secure platform for creators and fans to procure, trade and enjoy unique cloud-based art

Forward-thinking companies like Amazon and Spotify have demonstrated that physical property is increasingly being replaced by convenient and affordable access to digital content. Much like books and music, art is also on the threshold of a digital 'renaissance', with evermore ways to unlock and consume art over the Internet. ARTPLUS, an international startup founded by experienced digital media... | Read More

Rosphoto opens exhibition of works from The Minsk School of Photography

The exhibition “Minsk School of Photography” presents a key phenomenon in the history of Belarusian photography of the second part of the XX century. The display comprises more then 150 pieces from the collection of the State Museum and Exhibition center ROSPHOTO. The works by the Belarusian photographers have come into ROSPHOTO’s possession at different times and have been... | Read More

Memorial to Nazis’ disabled victims to open near Berlin’s central Tiergarten park,

Benjamin Traub, a sad-eyed German boy born in 1914, was considered a bright child by his parents and called gifted by his teachers. But a schizophrenia diagnosis at the age of 16 put him on a path that would end in a Nazi gas chamber, where he became one of up to 300,000 ill and disabled people, including children, who were murdered under Adolf Hitler. Those victims will be honoured with a new... | Read More

Julien’s Auctions announces the sale of the collection of Country music superstar Naomi Judd

Julien’s Auctions announced The Collection of Country Music Superstar Naomi Judd featuring costumes and personal items from the award-winning singer/songwriter to take place on November 7 and 8, 2014 at the Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills gallery. The collection includes a vast amount of custom made costumes and stage worn clothing from the career of Naomi Judd, along with personal... | Read More

Galerie Neue Meister celebrates 20th anniversary of the Society for Modern Art in Dresden

This year the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst in Dresden e.V. (Society for Modern Art in Dresden) is celebrating its twentieth anniversary. The Galerie Neue Meister is taking this as an opportunity to pay tribute to the effort and commitment of the Society, which was founded in 1994, by holding an exhibition of contemporary art. Following in the tradition of the legendary association of art... | Read More

Old Master paintings, silver, porcelain and glass included in Koller Zurich’s autumn auctions

On 20 September, Koller will be presenting the first edition of Isaac Newton’s “Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica” (Mathematical principles of natural philosophy), published in London 1687 – one of the most important scientific books of all times. No other work has had such a tremendous impact on the scientific world-view of modern times until Einstein’s Theory... | Read More
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